Quick Take: There are plenty of one-ingredient “formulas” that guise themselves as testosterone boosters and admittedly, some of them are actually legit. Some of them, however, just frankly aren’t. TestMax lies somewhere in between where it might conditionally boost testosterone but it sure as hell is great for libido. Let’s get to the review.
- TestMax is a product of MaleMax that’s branded as a manufacturer of men’s performance supplements
- The primary (and only) ingredient in TestMax is Tribulus Terrestris – the most common herb found in natural testosterone boosting stacks
- Where most other testosterone boosting supplements offer a 30 day supply of capsules, TestMax has 90 capsules per bottle which is good for 45 days of supplementation. A rather rare feat in the test boosting world.
- Aside from offering an extended supply of capsules, TestMax is also relatively cheap for a testosterone boosting product. Depending on how you value Tribulus Terrestris though, it may be a bit pricey.
- Speaking of Tribulus Terrestris, this herb has been advertised by many manufacturers to not only boost testosterone, it also enhances sex drive and physical performance. SPOILER ALERT! At least two of these claims are likely false.
- Available to buy online and in retail stores including the MaleMax website and Amazon where it is sold much cheaper. I couldn’t find it on GNC.
|Tribulus Powder||1320 mg|
TestMax’s T-Boosters & Other Ingredients
Tribulus Terrestris – To my observation, Tribulus Terrestris is the most common herb found in several testosterone boosting stacks for its purported benefits on libido, athleticism, and testosterone. Despite heavy marketing on these three benefits though, research says otherwise. More on this in the ‘My Analysis’ section of the review.
As the label suggests, TestMax is to be taken at a dosage of 2 capsules per day with a 10 oz glass of water and food.
The only ingredient found in TestMax is Tribulus Terrestris which is otherwise known as Devil’s weed. As suggested by its moniker, Tribulus Terrestris is devilishly notorious for puncturing bike tires with its thorns but you know what else it can puncture? Condoms. Well, indirectly.
By supplementing with Tribulus Terrestris, you’ll be thrusting hips so hard you might metaphorically smell burning Trojan. I think it’s safe to say that sex wise, Tribulus Terrestris is THE bomb.
But what about the other advertised benefits of Tribulus Terrestris?
I’m glad you asked, Mr. Reader. Being straight to the point, Tribulus Terrestris isn’t quite what it has been strongly advertised to be when it comes to testosterone boosting. Let me point you to a few scientific evidence that backs my point.
- On athletic and physical performance
- This research on Tribulus Terrestris on muscle strength and body composition concluded that “T. terrestris did not produce the large gains in strength or lean muscle mass that many manufacturers claim can be experienced within 5-28 days”.
- On testosterone boosting
- This research that studied the effects of Tribulus Terrestris on androgen metabolism in healthy young males states that this herb made no significant difference in androgens testosterone, androstenedione, and luteinizing hormone (LH).
- Another research concerning the testosterone boosting properties of Tribulus Terrestris was done on aging males with existing androgen deficiency. According to this, “results showed a statistically significant difference in the level of testosterone”.
As these researches have pointed out, these claimed benefits are mainly marketing hype and nothing more. Specifically for testosterone though, it might work for older men who already are low on testosterone. To the young? Science says no but it still has great potential to impact male health through boosts in libido.
How does TestMax compare to other Tribulus Terrestris products?
This is actually a little bit confusing. See, the webpage of TestMax on Amazon specifically says that its Tribulus Terrestris is standardized to a potent 45% saponins. If this is truly the case, then it damn well stands right up there with the best Tribulus Terrestris supplements, especially at this heavy 1300+ mg dosage.
Cool, right? However, the official webpage of TestMax on the official MaleMax website didn’t mention this. Nope, not even once. Also, the label just says “Tribulus Powder” which is essentially just plain Tribulus Terrestris. In this case, then plain powder just isn’t very well absorbed by our bodies. Thankfully, the dosage makes up for it but it still stands nowhere near the top.
Does it Work?
Below is a screenshot of the claimed benefits of TestMax from the MaleMax website
Notice how TestMax doesn’t claim to boost testosterone? They probably know that their one-ingredient wonder most probably won’t boost test especially when taken by young and healthy dudes.
Additionally, TestMax seems to be designed for the physical and sexual aspect of male health with these claims. As I’ve shown you through research, only the “supports libido” part might be true. That said, TestMax seems to be best for older men who want to take a chance at Tribulus Terrestris in terms of testosterone and libido rejuvenation.
- Dosage – 1320 mg is a heavy dose for Tribulus Terrestris. Given that it’s the only ingredient found in TestMax, I’d be so disappointed if they didn’t have as much.
- 45 day supply – A rarity in the testosterone boosting world riddled with 30 day canisters.
- Cheap – Sold at $18.95 on Amazon. That makes $0.42 per serving and just $0.21 per capsule.
- Tribulus Terrestris – Not that Tribulus Terrestris is a bad supplement for male health but it’s generally not a test booster.
- Confusing – By this, I mean form. Is it plain powder? or is it standardized to 45% saponins? Which is which, Testmax?
- Reviews – Another thing that’s perplexing about TestMax is its customer reviews on Amazon. As one customer pointed out, “Are any of these reviews real?? It’s interesting that only 5 star reviews are posted and they all appear in Nov and Dec, many on the same day.”
The Bottom Line
Regardless of form and dosage, TestMax only has Tribulus Terrestris and because of that, it doesn’t even hold a candle to the best testosterone boosters. Tribulus Terrestris is great for libido, sure, but testosterone is a whole ‘nother story. If you’re the mature dude with sex and test problems, you could consider this as an option especially since it’s cheap but trust me – there are waaaay better products out there on the market that’ll give you more bang for your buck.